Tye Ruotolo took a match against MMA veteran Dagi Arslanaliev at ONE Fight Night 13 on August 4th, 2023 and he put in a fantastic performance on the night. Ruotolo only took the match on relatively short notice, but he showed just how far ahead of Arslanaliev he is on the ground. He actually seemed more than happy to wrestle with his opponent at first and even got in on a Russian 2-on-1 grip at one point, although he couldn’t do anything with it. Arslanaliev eventually got a bodylock but Ruotolo used the threat of a throw to force him to abandon it pretty quickly afterward.
After a little more wrestling, Ruotolo attempted another throw and this time he planned ahead by rolling through to transition to Donkey guard when it failed. That allowed him to start attacking Arslanaliev’s legs, although he couldn’t get inside position and instead decided to transition to a reverse triangle choke. Arslanaliev escaped quickly but that left him open to another leg attack and Ruotolo applied a hard reap. It appeared as though Arslanaliev might have tapped and Ruotolo clearly thought so too, but his opponent claimed otherwise and the referee didn’t call the fight off.
Ruotolo immediately resumed the action and leapt on top of Arslanaliev, quickly taking his back and locking up a rear-naked choke. It was just a few seconds then before Arslanaliev tapped, with Tye Ruotolo getting the win in just a little over two and a half minutes at ONE Fight Night 13. It was a dominant performance with plenty of action from start to finish and Ruotolo wasn’t the only elite grappler competing at the ONE Championship event either. Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida was handed the first loss of his professional MMA career shortly after that and later on in the night, Mikey Musumeci successfully defended his flyweight title with a beautiful submission finish in the co-main event.
ONE Fight Night 13 Full Results
Chingiz Allazov defeats Marat Grigorian via Decision – Unanimous (Round 5, 3:00)
Allazov retains the ONE Championship Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship
Musumeci retains the ONE Championship Flyweight Submission Grappling World Championship
Tawanchai PK Saenchai defeats Davit Kiria via TKO – Arm Injury (Round 3, 0:29)
John Lineker defeats Kim Jae-Woong via TKO – Punches (Round 3, 4:56)
Supergirl Jaroonsak defeats Lara Fernandez via Decision – Unanimous (Round 3, 3:00)
Elias Mahmoudi defeats Edgar Tabares via TKO – Knees (Round 1, 1:38)
Tye Ruotolo defeats Dagi Arslanaliev via Submission – Rear-naked Choke (Round 1, 2:39)
Rungrawee Sitsongpeenong defeats Nauzet Trujillo via Decision – Unanimous (Round 3, 3:00)
Eknh-Orgil Baatarkhuu defeats Jhanlo Mark Sangiao via Submission – Kimura (Round 2, 2:53)
The full ONE Fight Night 13 event replay, including Tye Ruotolo defeating Dagi Arslanaliev and every other match listed above, is available to watch on the official YouTube Channel of ONE Championship: